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Sunday, 29 July 2012

No Sew Cushion


Okay, so I can sew, but only if I have to.  I hate having to get the machine out, find the extension cable, thread the whole machine up etc.  I will try anything to get out of sewing.

So you can imagine how happy I was when I came across a tutorial for a no sew cushion, so I thought I'd try it out with SU! fabric. 

Now, the tutorial I saw was made using fleece, but so long as you use pinking shears, this method works with the SU! fabric just fine. 

The fabric I used for my main cushion is the Beau Chateau (#122336). For my method photos below I used Candy Cane Christmas fabric (#121715).


For a good sized chair cushion, like the Beau Chateau one, I used two pieces of fabric, 18" x 18".  The SU! fabric is 18" wide, so I used two different pieces.  This is good as it means you have a reversible cushion - a different pattern on each side. :O)


Once you've cut your cushion squares, cut out a piece at each corner measuring 3" x 3".


Do this on all four corners, so you end up with a cross like shape (as above).


On each side, cut up to the right angled edge to make several even strips. For my cushion I cut at every 1/2". 


It's then just a case of tying your strips together. I used a reef knot method (right over left, then left over right). Do this on three sides.  Put your 15cm cushion insert in and then finish off knotting up the fourth side and you're done!


This is my chair cushion turned over to the other side.  It was really quick to do - I did mine in about 2 hours yesterday afternoon.

Hope you like the tutorial! TFL! Joanne x

3 comments:

izzywizzy said...

thats fab Jo! I hate, loathe and detest sewing but I like the look of these and think I will give them a whirl!
izzy x

izzywizzy said...

thats fab Jo! I hate, loathe and detest sewing but I like the look of these and think I will give them a whirl!
izzy x

Lelly Jelly said...

Really impressed Frenchijo!